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The following was first published on November 6, 2009, just after I published RiskBuster.
Cash Miller of Small Business Delivered interviewed me on Blog Talk Radio. It was Cash’s inaugural radio interview and in spite of getting off to a rough start with Internet problems, the session went well. Once we got rolling, we provided some worthwhile information for entrepreneurs.
I compliment Cash on his continuous innovation, his service to entrepreneurs and his willingness to step up to the plate and try new things. I think this interview is the first of many at Small Business Delivered.
Listen to the interview.
No matter how well-intentioned your business idea, things can go horribly wrong. When I vaulted into my first business in 1980, I hoped to be a successful, positive force for those around me, and an asset to my community. Seven years later, the day I declared bankruptcy, I felt crushed, enslaved, and worthless. Not the glory I’d envisioned.
So, you’ve gone to all the effort to get your venture off the ground and survived the start-up phase. Aside from the fact that you’re too busy to socialize much, or take holidays, your business appears to be thriving. In your circle of friends you might even be a bit of a hero.
Congratulations might be in order. In starting a business, you’ve achieved something that many people dream about but never do. But are things as rosy as they seem?